Residential: New Single-Story Homes
Dept/Div. Contact: Building Safety -
Description: Before beginning development on any new
residential project there are several steps you will need to take to
make sure your new home will be in compliance with local
regulations regarding land and construction.
will need to make sure that the lot you are intending to build on is
appropriate for a two-storied home based on zoning and other
This information is for single-story homes only, for
second story home information, please visit the 'Residential: Second
a parcel of land, you will need to determine if
the parcel is zoned for your desired use or if
there are any special development considerations
for your project.
The Planning Division will be able to tell you the zoning
of the property or if there are any special considerations
for your project. If your project requires special handling,
our staff will inform you of the requirements and next
Who to contact:
Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.
- Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)
- Description of your proposed project
If your proposed project meets the zoning
requirements, you will typically follow the
process given below. If not, staff will
inform you of your options.
Once your Plot Plans are approved you will need to
submit building plans. Building Plans are reviewed
to assure that construction meets minimum life safety
requirements. Depending upon the type of project, and
the complexity of construction, staff will examine your
plans for conformance to these requirements.
Where to submit plans:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor
What to include:
- 1 building permit application
- 4 sets of complete building plans
- 2 sets of State Energy forms
- 1 set of scaled floor plans for the County Assessor
- 2 sets of structural calculations
NOTE: You will be required to pay a Pre-Plan
Check Fee at this time. Staff will inform you of
the amount at the time you submit your building plans.
Once your plans are approved, you will need to
pay for any plan review costs, building permits or other
fees that may apply to your project.
Where to go:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor
When your plans are approved and your fees have been
paid, the Building Safety Division will
issue the required permits for your project.
Once the work permitted is completed, but before
covering up or building over any permitted work, you
will need to call and request an inspection. Inspections
are required to ensure that all work was completed
To schedule an inspection:
Building Inspection page
After your final inspection, your project will be
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Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.
This page was updated on: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:48:30 PM